Newspaper of Portland Daily Press, March 22, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Portland Daily Press dated March 22, 1867 Page 1
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'v -< - _ • _ D _ g. ^am^j^im*:™*. ~~" PORTLAND, FRIDAY MORNING; MARCH 22, 186?: -gSgSglSlS~ " THE PORTLAND DAILY PRESS if* published everyday, (Sunday excepted,! at No. 1 Printers Exchange, Commercial Street, Portland. N. A. FOSTER, PitoiBlETUK. 'J hums ; —Fight Dollar? a year in advance. Q1HE MAINE STATE PRESS, is imhlishodat Ihe name 1 »l:i»;c t very Thursday morning at a yeai, invariably in advance. Rates or ADVEBTisino.—Dne inch ol space,in length ol column, constitutes a “square.” $1.50 p,r square daily lii>f week: 75 cents per week after; three insertions, or less, $1.00; continu ing every other day alter first week, 50 cimts. Halt square, three insertions or less, Tyeents; one week, $t.oo; 50 cents per week alter. i ndcr head of ‘Amusement*,’» S2oopersquare per week; three insertions or less. $1.50. special Notices,$1.25 per squarb lortheiir'd in sertiun. and 25 cents per square for each subsequent insertion. 1 Advertisi• inod18 Inserted in lUe “Maine State iB,|S„8ki'V iCt ^'is, a ^ar-eeiiviil:i1inn in every par in S 'l,< for ®l,i n P('r square lor first fuse i'lieu ‘ tin'll,HltS vet Bqaaic lor ia'h subsequent insir WUSINUSS CARDS. C. J. SCHUMACHER. FRESCO PAIMTEU. Oflce at the Drug Store of Messrs. A. Q. Schlotter bcck & Co., 3t3 Conj(rrhN bH, Portland, Mr, jal2dtf One door above Brown. U. M. a it E we it, (Successors to J. Smith & Co.) IWanuiucturer of Erniher Melting. Also lor sale BeJi Leather, Backs & Sides, Lace Leather, RIVETS and MUMS, sept3dt( n .‘ill ( ou^rt-NN Street. W. F. FREEMAN & CO., Upholsterers and Manufacturers ot rUBNITURE, LOUNGES, BED-STEADS Spring-Beds, Mattresses, Pew Cushions, Wo. I Clapp’i* Hloch- foot UheMiuut Street* Portland. Freeman, D. W. Deane. C. L. Quinby. __tf n A. N. NOVfaS & SON, Manufacturers and dealers in Stoves, Ranges & Furnaces, Can be found in their NEW MllLDINR ON U1HB RT., (Opposite the Market.) Where they will be pleased to see all their former customers and receive orders as usual. auglTdtf n CHASE, CRAM & STURTEVANT, GENERAL Commission Merchants, Wtdgory’B "Wliu.rt, Poiit la mi, Me. octlCdll HOWARD <0 CLEAVES, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, PORTLAND, M INE. Of]lce No. 30 Exchange Street, * 'Joseph Howard, jyfltf n Naliian Cleaves. M. FEARSON, Ciold and Silver Plater —AND— Manufacturer ot Silver Ware, Temple Street, first tloor /mm Congress Street PORTLAND, ME. May IP—dty n PEIRCE & FERNALD, DENTISTS, NO. 173 ilIIDDLK STKKIiT. C. N. Peirce. S. C. Febnald. February 21. dtf Deering. Milliken & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods, 58 Ac OO Middle Street. _augSl-dtf JPorflautl, Maine. hHEPLEY «V STKOUT COUNSELLORS XT LAW, O F F I O E . Post Office Building, 2d story; Entrance on Ex change street. O. r. SHEPLEY. jy9tl A. A. STROUT. It. W. HOB INS OX, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, CHADWICK HOUSE, * 'J4 9 Congress Hired. Jan 4—dtf PEKC1VAL BONNET, Counsellor mid Attorney at Law, Morton Btocli, Congress Street, Tiro Door* above l*reble House, PORTLAND, ME. novl9 tf DAVIS, MESERVE, HASKELL & 00., Importers and Jobbers of Dry floods and, Woolens, Areaile 18 Free Street,* F. DAV18, t f. ““S PORTLAND, MS E. CHAPMAN. IlOVO’ftMtt' W. F. PHILLIPS & CO., Wholesale Druggists, No. 148 Fore Street. oct 17-dtt .fOllX IF, DANA, Counsellor and Attorney at Law, No. 30 Exchange St. Dec 6—dtf Jtoss a> rbbny, PLASTERERS, FI.AIN AND ORNAMENTAL STIJ000 AND MASTIO WORKERS, Oak Street, betweeu, Congress and Free Sts., PORTLAND, MB. Coloring, Whitening and White-Washing prompt ,3' attended to. Order* Row out ot town solicited. MayH2—dtt G. G. BOWSES, MB 11CJTANT TAILOR, HAS REMOVED TO No. 233 1-2 Congress Street, CORNER OF CHESTNNT August 30, 18G0. n dtl WM. W. WHIPPLE, Wholesale Druggist, 21 MARKET SQUARE PORTLAND, ME. nug2 _ tt SMITH As CLARK, Wholesale Dealers in TEAS, COFFEES & SPICES, ICO FORE STREET, PORTLAND, He. ja»H dtl W. W. THOMAS. Jr., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, [Chadwick House,] 240 Congress Street. ortC-dly <s J. Y. UODSIiON, *S 1 loop Skirt MiinulUctiirer DEALER IX English, French and American Corsets, Fancy Goods AND LACES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, And all kinds of TRIMMINGS and Dress Buttons. |y Hand-Knit German Worsted Garments made to order. Gbjr'Hooii Skirts made to order. Jh~$ No. G C'lnpp’M IS loch, CONGRESS STREET. *0bl3 PORTLAND, ME dtl WRIGHT «t CLARK, FRESCO PAIN TIERS, In Oil and Distemper Colors. Also House and Sign Painters, Morton Block, two doors above Preble House, Pori land, Me. Hr* We are prepared to design and execute every desrriution of Wall and Ceiling Decorations, for Churches. Public Buildings,Private Residences,Halls, &e. Gilding and Embossing on Glass. Everyhle-* script ion of Wood finished in Wax and Oil Filling, and in Varnish or French Polish. jallkUhu J. B. HUDSON, JR., A H rA1 1ST. Studio No 301 1-2 Congress Street. I^Leiioiu given iu Painting and Drawing. February 1—dtf //. M.l’A lSOX, STOCK KKOKER. No. 30 Exchange Street, PORTLAND ME no21dt B. B. A (J. W. VK St KII l . Attorneys & Counsellors at, IVo. !'xuhrttrue Nt.j I*«rllniid> UIc*. Ocean Insurance Building. • March 18 dGm BU1SNES8 CARDS. G. A. S ISSKRA VT, IMPOKTJKK, manufacturer and dealer in Furs, Hats and Caps, ISO Middle Street, PORTLAND, - MAINE. fiL-^'Cash pawl for Shipping Furs. iur21dtt Page, Richardson & Go., Hankers A Merchants, 114 STATE STREET, BOSTON. BILLS OF EXCHANGE on London. Paris, and the principal continental cities. TRAVELER’S CREDITS, lor the use of Travelers in Europe and the East. COMMERCIAL CREDITS, lor I lie purchase of Merchandise m England and the Continent. All descriptions of MERCHANDISE imported to order. ADVANCES made on Consignments to Liverpool and Ixrndon. marl2d3m x. r. bro wjsr, Wholesale and Ketall Dealer in Lubricating and Illuminating OILS. 100 FOllE ST,, FOOT OF PLUM, I'OBTLANO, IK, office of State Assaybb. I _ . . Portland, Me., March 5,1807. } j. Ins is to certify that 1 have this day tested a burn ing fluid or oil, with reference to its liability to ex plosion. The oil was introduced into a test tube, the tube partly immersed in water and heat was applied. The water was raised to the boiling point, and the heat was continued until the temperature of the oil in the tube was 207 deg. Fahrenheit. Flame was ap plied to the mouth ot the tube, but there was not sutUcient evolution of vapor to take fire. From the test I should regard the oil in question as perfectly sale for household use, when employed with ordinary care. Signed, II. T. CUMMINGS, mar7d&wlm Assayer. TYLER, LAMB & CO., Manufacturers ol HOOTS AND SHOES, and Dealers in Leather and Findings, have removed to 37 & 39 UNION STREET, (former place of business previous to fire,) where with improved facilities for manufacturing, they feel confident that they can make it an object to the trade to lavor them with their patronage. Portland, March 1,1$C7. incb5dlm SMITH A LOVETT, Manufacturers of Hyatt’s Patent Sidewalk Light, Iron Fronts for Buildings, Iran I>oor» ami Vaults, Iron (Shatters, 1ftoistnixWucbiuc*, and Builders’ iron Work Generally. 57 Devonshire Street, Boston. AMMI SMITH, lel>L’8J3m» JOSEPH LOVETT. Charles P. Mattocks, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, HOODY noilSB, COl!. CONGRESS AND CHESTNUT STREETS, fchlldtf _ POBTLAND. WALTER COREY & 00., Manufacturers and Dealers in FURNITURE! Looking Glasses, Mattresses, Spring Beds, <£c. Clapp’* Block, Kennebec Street, (Opposite Foot of Chestnut,) KeDpqtf_ PORTLAND. WILLIAM A. PEARCE, IP L XT M R E R ! MAKER OF Force Pumps and Water Closets, Warm, €'old and Shower Bath*, W ash Bowl*, Braun and silver Plated Cork*. Every description of Water Fixture tor DweUing Houses, Hotels and Public Buildings, Ships, etc., ar ranged and set up in the best manner, and all orders in town or country liiitlifullv executed. Constantly on hsWd Lead Pipes ami Sheet Lead and Beer Pumps of all kinds. Aisoj Tin Kooliuv, Tin Conductors and work in that line done in the best manner. All kinds of Jobbing promptly attended to. ISO. ISO l out; STs, Portland, We. Janl5_ d3m n. II. wood a sox, BROKERS, Xo. 178-Fore Street. * )-7 <t GODDARD & HASKELL, LAWYERS, NO. lit FKKE KTKEET, PORTLAND, Particular attention given to Bankruptcy ap plications and proceedings under the new Bankrupt act of Cougress. C. Vi. GODDARD. T. H. HASKELL. Purtlaud, March 5, 1W>7. mcliGdtf OUT OF THE FIRE / B. P. SMITH A SON’S New Photograph Rooms, — AT— NO. 1C MARKET SQUARE. aug20 u dM Glass Shades & Stands* JOSE Til STORY Manufacturer and Dealer in Enameled Slate Chimney Pieces, Brackets, Pier Slabs, Grates and Chimney Tops. Importer and dealer“in Eng lish Floor Tiles, German and French Flower Pots, Hanging Vases, Parian. Bisque, and Bronze Statuetts and Busts. Glass Shades and walnut Stands, Bohe mian and Lava Vases and other wares. 112 TBEMONT STREET Studio Budding mar 15d6m BOSTON, Mass. A. WILB UR & CO., No 112 Tremont Street, Boston, Importers and Dealers in WELSH ANV AMERICAN Hoofing* Slates ! BPfr^Al! colors and slating nails. Caret,ll attention paid to slapping. murlftdCm CHARLES It. HOWE, C I VI L ENGINEER, OFFICE (AT PKESF.NT) No. 4S Pearl St., Portland. 0" Attention paid to Engineering and Surveying in all itH brandies. Alsu to Designs and Superin tending of Buildings. March 18. dlw* HOLDEN & PEABODY, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Office, 220 1-2 Congress Street, Near the Court House. A. B. HOLDEN. SCI'Oil'll H. C. PEABODY. Collins, Bliss & Co., Produce & Commission Merchants, Cash Advances Made on Consignments, 233jState St, and 130 Central St, BOSTON. NEW ENGLAND AGENTS FOR THE Nonpariel French Guano• If is claimed that this Fertilizer is superior to any in the market, its virtues and merits over others,be ing to prevent all insects and worms from destroy ing crops or plants without burning or in juring those ot the most delicate nature. It is much stronger than the Peruvian, thereby requiring a less quantity to permanently enrich the soil. Price $60 per ton. Send for Circular giving full particulars. raxl5d&w3m JOHN E. DOW, Jr., Counsellor and Attorney at Law, And Solicitor in liatilcrnplcy, .TAUNCKY COURT, 4!l Wall Street, - - - IW Y.rk city. ^“Oonimissiouer for Maine and Massachusetts. Jan. 29 dtf _ DUKLOIM A VkBH, AtioraerTnid Coutniellorn, at the Boody House, uorner ot (’mgr ss and Chestnut streets. Jy26 EWIS PIERCE, Attorney, and Conusellor AJ at Law, No. 8 Clapps Block. jul2l MERRILL URO'S A CUSIIIXV, (Late Merrill & Small,) Importers and Wliolcsale Dealers in Fancy Dry Goods, Gloves, Hosiery, Corsets, Yarns, SMALL WARES, TRIMMINGS, &c, No VI Summer *»., .... BOSTON. fe!9 H. Merrill, I. M. Morrill, A. R. Cushing. eodSm Corn. Corn. "I OOO BUSHELS old high mixed and I'D M d I Southern Yellow Corn HIrh mixed now landing. For sale by tl's“ E. II. BDRGhT A to., mcbUdtf 120 Commercial Street. COPAKTNEKSillP. Limited Partnership. THE undersigned, George Burnham. Jr., (diaries S. Morrill and John E. Burnham, all of Port .and, Cumberland County, hereby rertily. they have this Urn day of March, A. U. l*t>7, constituted a part nership in accordance with the Statutes of Maine re lative to Limited Partnerships. 1. Hie name of the firm is and shall be BURN HAM & MORRILL. 2. Said Charles S. Morrill and John E. Burnham are the general, and said George Burnham, Jr., is the special partner. 3. The Business of said firm will be packing and dealing in Hermetically Scaled Provisions. Said George Burnham, Jr., contributes twelve thousand ($12,000)| dollars in cash. 4. Said partnership commences (his tirst day of March, A. D, 1*67, and will cease the last day oi April A. 1>. 1*08. The principal and established place oi business will be at Portland aforesaid. Portland, March 1, 1*07 GEORGE BURNHAM, JR. Stamp. .JOHN 1£. BURNHAM, CHARLES S. MORRILL. CuiuijERt.AKD, ss.—March 4th, 1SC7, Prruonallv appeared the above named George Buruliaui, Jr.‘, Charles S. Morrill, and John E. Burn bam. and severally made oath to the truth of the above certili cate, and acknowledged the same as their free act. Betorc me, WILLIAM L. PUTNAM, Justice of the reace. Limited Pajxtwebsuip—Bue.nham & Morrill. Stamp. Cumberland, ss—Registry of Deeds. Received March 4. 1807, at 12 h M, aiid recorded in Book ^48, page 368. Attest, THOMAS HANCOCK, Register. Mar 0 cod 6w By E. M. Irish. Copartnership Notice. THE undersigned have formed a copartnership under the name of Small & Sliackford, For the purpose of carrying on tho BOOK-BINDING Business in all its branches at 0-4r Exchange Street, (Over Lowell & Scnter’s Nautical Store.) Binding done for Booksellers, Publishers,Libraries, &c, Ac, on the most favorable terms. 5['jgr'.M usic. Magazines and Periodicals bound with neatness and dispatch. HT*All work entrusted to our caro shall receive our personal attention. Edward Small. James H. Shackfoud. mar20dtf Copartnership Notice. MB. I. P. BUTLElt i« ailmittul a Partner from this date. The lirm will ho PUKlNTUy A BUTLER. And we shall continue the Wholesale Grocery, Flour and Provision Business at the (Jld Slant MO Commercial StTcet. N. I,. PUKlNTON. Portland, Mareli 4, 1667. n Copartnership Notice. AP« MORGAN has this day retired lrftiu the * firm of MORGAN, DYER a (A**, in favor of R. M. RICHARDSON, and the business hereafter will be conducted under the lirm name of “Richardson, Dyer & Co.,” At the old stand, No. 143 Commercial Street, Where they will cenlinue the General Wholesale Business in W. I. Goods, Groceries, Flour and Pro visions. R. M. RICHARDSON, J. W. DYER, J. E. HANNA FORD. Feb 2—d3m Dissolution of Copartnership THE copartnership lieretolore existing under the name ot CALVIN EDWARDS & CO., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons linki ng bills against the firm, are requested to present them for payment, and those indebted will please call and settle ' 337 CoDgrress Street. CALVIN EDWARDS, WILLIAM G. TWOMLEY. The subscriber having obtained the tine store No. 337 Congress Street, will continue tho business, and will keep constantly on hand PIA NO FORTES from tho BEST MANUFACTORIES, among them the Celebrated Steinway Instrument, which he can sell at the manufacturer's LOWEST PRICES. Also, a good assortment of ORGANS and MELODE ONS. OLD PLANUS taken in exchange. B3T* Orders for tuning and repairing promptly at tended to. WM. G. TWOMBLY. November 26,1866. dtf BlIILDim TO BUILDERS. PERSONS wishing tor Spruce Dimension Frames tor early Spring business, will do well to leave their orders at once with STEVEN* A MERRILL, at their Lumber Wharf, Commercial Street, near foot of Maple Street, where can always be found a large St«nk ot L’ine, Spruce, Walnut, Chest nut and butternut Lumber, Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, Jfcc., &c. Also—Doors, Blinds, Window Frames ami Window Sashes, glazed and unglazcd, at lowest prices. Remember—STEVENS & MERRILL, feb 11 d2m A BCIIITE€TliBK A ENGINEERING!. A Messrs. ANDERSON. HONNELI, If CO., have made arrangements with Mr. STEAD, an Architect of established reputation, and will in future carry on Architecture with I heir business as Engineers. Par ties iuternling to build are invited lo call at their ottice, No. HOG Congress street, and examine eleva tions and plans ol churches, banks, stores, blocks ot buildings, ,c. j 12 WM. II. WALKER, 241 COMMERCIAL STREET, Foot ot Maple Street. General Agent lor the State lor 11. w. .1 o 11 n s > Improved Hoofing, For buildings ol all kinds. CAR and STEAM BOAT DECKING. ROOFING CEMENT, for coat ing and repairing all kinds ol roofs. PRESERVA TIVE PAINT lor iron and wood work, Metal Roofs, &c. COMPOUND CEMENT, for repairing leaky shingled roots. BLACK VARNISH, tor Ornamen tal Iron work &c. Full descriptions, e rcular, prices, &c. furnished by mail or on application at theollioc. where samples and testimonials can Le seen. scpl2dtf 1867. SPRIKGZ 1867. woodmanTtrue & CO, Having this day removed to the spacious warehouse erected ui»on THEIR OLD SITE, Nos. 54 & 56 MIDDLE STREET, Would respectfully invite the attention of purchasers to their large, new and attractive stock of DRY GOODS, Woolens, and Small Wares. Agents lor Maine for Gray’s Patent Molded Collar. Also a full assortment of all the leading makes and styles of Ladies’ aud Gentlemen's Paper Goods, in cluding the New Eincu Finish Collar with Cnfln lo Hatch. Agents lor Maine for the SINGER SEWING MACHINE. WOODMAN, TRI E A CO. Portland, March 4,18U7. dtf PHOTOGRAPH S~T E. S. WORMELL formerly No. 00 Middle street, takes pleasure in an nouncing that he will on TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 1SC7, open his NEW PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY At No. 316 Congress Street, [Opposite Mechanics’ Ball,] where lie will lie pleased to wait on bin friends and the public Grateful lor jmst patronage, he hopes by strict al tention to business to merit a renewal ot ihe same. Persons wishing lor F I K N T Cl, ANN PIC'I CBCN of all styles and sizes are invited to call. Pictnrc* colored in Oil, Water Colors and India Ink by one of the best Artists in the Slate. Special attention paid to Copying of all descriptions. cr*Aii work warranted to give satisfaction. N. 11—Work done for Photographers in Ink or Colors at reasonable rat is. janleoddm ' YA«« I »H10!S, ^T Wholesale ami Retail: COACH. DRYING JAPAN, FURNITURE, RAKING do. 1’AMAR, SPIRITS TURPENTINE SHELLAC, BENZINE, BLACK AND ENAMEL RAW AND ROILED leather varnish- linseed oil, IflS. At the Louieet Prices. tJf-$ • _ A. P. Ill, ID It. ■•'nisi, Manufacturer, -JO* Fore Nlrcct, feblGdeod3m Portland. EATON IFnmily andj)ay School. THE SPRING TERM of the Eaton „o commence the A.Jth «f Hstrt,»i S.’S thirteen weeks. For circular address ontinut H. F. EATON, Norridgewock, Me., March Bth, 18G7. * ' march 0 deodlw For Lease. qiltE valuable lot of land corner of Middle and I Plumb Strccls, lor a term of years. Enquire Of C. C. MITCHELL & SON, Aug. 28,18GC-dti lie Fere Street. RKnOVALS. 34 33 A3 O VA L, Small, Davis & Pomeroy, Have removed to their new aud spacious store, kvaiw block, l-lf> Mid.dlc sttreet, Oppo ile Free, and are >aovr opening tor the sprins trade, a tail line ot FANCY GOODS, Dress and Cloak Trimmings, Gloves, Hosiery, Jtc. With our increased facilities we shall claim togire our customers all the advantage of the best Boston and New York Houses. Chas. Small. S- G. 1>AVIS, W. Y. PoMLiiO V* March 11,18w7. marl2d4w KEMOYAL. Stevens, Lord & Haskell, Have tliifs day removed to the New Store A. 54 Jb 56 Middle Street, (Over Messrs. Woodman True & Co.’s,) Their old place of business previous to the firq, where they will keep constantly on hand at whole sale a Well Assorted Stock MOOTS & SHOES! Manufactured expressly for the New England Trade. Also Manufacturers of Hoot and Shoe Moecasitts. Portland, March Cth, 1807. niar7dtt B E M O V A L t FAIRBANKS’ STANDARD 'SCALES ! jfatent money Drawers l Rubber ai d Ivory Handled Table Cutlery, BOGUS’ SC.ISSOBO —ASD— GKNEKAL HARDWARE, At KINO »V DEXTER’S, 175 IH iridic and 118 Federal Street*. _tebl9_ d3ra removalI The undersigned having removed from Moulton street to their NEW STOKE, Nlo.f* Exchange Street, would invite the public to examiuo our large stock ot House, Ship and Parlor Stoves. We Imre for 8ale the P. P. Niewarl’n Cooking and Parlor Htores, Gardner Chil*on’m new Cooking Store; also a new Cooking Store called the p e e p e e s said to be the best Cooking Stove now manufactured. We are Agents for the McGregor New Furnaces, both PORTABLE and BRICK, and give our personal attention to sotting them up. Wc warrant it the lie*! Furnace ever offered for sale in this market. Grateful to our triends and patrons for past patron age, would solicit a continuation of the same. «. M. A 17. W. NASH. mch4dtf * casco national bank. REM OVAL. f|HlE Casco National Rank will remove to, and be I prepared tor business at their NEW BANKING HOUSE on Middle Street, on Tuesday. Fed. 26th, instant. E. P. GERRISH, Cashier. February 25. dim Oil Store Removed. HHHE undersigned lias removed from bis old stand, 1 to No. 223, corner of Fore and Union Streets, where lie lias tor sale Sperm, Whale, and Lard Oil; Sperm, Adamantine, Paraffine, and Wax Candles, which he will sell at the lowest market priee. Thank ful to liis friends and the public generally for past favors, he respectfully solicits a continuance WM. A. HYDE. February 22, 1867. * feb23 dim R E M O vXlT! a. wi:hh, Merchant Tailor, Ifas Removed to bis New Rooms, Mo. ;{ Free Street Block, Fcbl2 1 )vor Olmilboum & Kendall. dtt It E M O V A I . IAMKS O’DONMELL, Counsellor at Law, Notary Public & ConiniiMNioner of Dceib, Has removed to Clai p’s New Block. COR. EXCHANGE AND FEDERAL STREETS, .fan 15. (Over Sawyer’s Fruit Store.) dtf it .fci" M O V A JL ! XV. H. CLIFFORD, Ooxxriwellox* at Law, Aud .Solicitor of PuleuIs, Has Removed to Corner of Brown and Congress Streets, ja!6 BROWN’S NEW BLO( K. dtf ilarris $ Waterhouse9 JOBBERS OF Hats, Caps and Furs. Portland, Dec. 3d 1866. HARRIS & WATERHOUSE, Wholesale Dealers in Hats, Caps, and Furs, have removed to their New Stoic, No. 12 Exchange Street, F. R. HARRIS. dc4U' J. E. WATERHOUSE. ~ REMOVAL. BYRON GREENOUGH A CO. Hayo removed to tbeir NEW STORE No. 140 Middle Street. Mr. J. H. Cries’ interest in the firm ceased Aug l^Aii. fo27d&wlm 7 AtIBUONF lUEKKIMi, Dealer in • Watches, Jenclry, Masonic Regalia, and Mili tary Goods, No 13 Free street, Portland. Same store with Qeyer and Caleb iyI2dtf H PACKARD, Bookseller and Stationer, maybe • found at No. 337 Congress St., corner of Oak St. julIGtl RS. WEBSTER if CO., can be tound at flie store • of <’. K. Babb, Clapp’s Block, No. D, where we. olTer a goed assortment of Clothing and Furnishing Ooods at low prices. " jul 1G QM1TH tC REED. Counsellors at Law, Morton ° Block,Klongress St. Same entrance as U. S. Ar my offices. iyl2dtf rpnii EAHTKB1V EXPBES8 CO. are now l permanently located at No. 21 Free street, and prepared to do Express Business over all the Rail road and Steamboat routes in the State,and West by P. S. & P., Eastern and Boston 45r Maine Roads to Boston, connecting there with Expresses to all parts ot the country. For the convenience of our customers on Commer cial an I Fore streets, an order hook lor Height Calls wiJ lie kept at office of Canadian Express Co., No. — Fore sireet. J. N. WINSLOW. «v24 tt Spring Sty les Hats! TIIK BEGTLAR New York Hpring Style Hats! CAN BE FOUND AT P E U B Y ’ S , 200 Congress St.,op. Preble Bouse. March 1G. tl3w SEED. SEEDr 750 BAGS PRIMB TMOTHY. 8SO “ Northern New York and Western Clover. •lOO Sacks Red Top. 140 Bushels Canada Golden Drop Spring Wheat 500 Bushels Cape Barley, two row’d. Buckwheat. Flax, Hemp, Millet. Canary and a lull assortment of Vegetable and Flower Seeds, all select ed with care aud reliable. A full assortment of Agricultural Implements, Fcirtilizere. &c., For Sale by KEXDA LL A Will TXE Y, Market Hall, Portland. March 16,18G7.—d2mis I rentiiiyr Apparatus For Stores, Haul's, School-houses, Churches, Ac. THE subscribers are prepared to put up Steam or Hot Water Apparatus, and guarantee as good results in every particular as can be obtained from Boston or New York contractors. We use tor Steam Radiation coil-ol Wrought Iron pipes, Cast Iron or Sheet, Iron Radiators. For Hot Water Circulation, Cant Iron Pipes, in Hot Air chunibois or coils in the Rooms IcMWlm DANIEL WINSLOW & SON. INSCJKANCB The Best Investment! 5-20’s &7-30’s"lLS.Gov’t Bonds ARE 44000 ! BUT A POLICY WITH THE GREAT Mutual Life Ins. Co., Ol IN ew York, IS BETTER! Cash Assets, Feb. 1 $18,500,000

^"Uoverumeut Bond* are Exempt from Taxation, ho with money invested in n Life Policy! It you have $50, $100 or $1,000 to spare, or to in vest, there is nowiier^ you can place it s<* securely or so advantageously as with Hits Great Co. Govt, bonds may be lost, stolen or destroyed by tire, as many have been. A Life Policy if destroyed, stolen, or lost, may be restored, and in no case will there be any loss ot the money paid. For the poor wan it is the best savings bank; for the rich it is the satest investment, \ielding more than any other. Any fine having doubts may be saliaiied bv calling at our Olhce. * Do not insure until you do so. No other Company can furnish such results. The lollowinjr statement of Policies, laken out *t this Agency mul now in force, dhow the large in crease, or dividends, over the payments in these lew cases. Many others, with references, can ho fur nished it desired: No of Sum Ain’t of Dlvlnend Pro., val. Policy. Insured. Prem. Pd. Additions, of Policy. 518 $3500 $2252,25 $2740,22 $6240,22 636 500 261,23 375,02 676,02 4146 1000 533,90 685,93 1685 93 7767 8009 3699,20 4836,87 12,836,87 7862 5000 2608,00 3217,84 8217,01 10325 1000 359.80 511.52 1544,52 10793 5000 1060,29 1579,53 4597,53 12110 1500 410.93 823,24 2123,W These cases are made up to Feb. 1, Au otlier Dividend is now to lie added. Do not i'aiflo apply at the Agency ol w. D. LITTLE & Co, No 79 Commercial St, ueur the Old Custom House. Nun Forfeiting, Endowment. Ten Yrnr, a,,<" fprin* of Policien are in* Mura by (bin Company, on more favor* able advantage* than by any other. _ This Co. issuHtitluriug the last 12 months, 13.343 Policies being 1,000 more than issued by any oilier Oo. in this country. Cash received for PREMIUMS $$<342,812. Receipts tor interest, $ 1,112,000, while its losses being only $772,000. showing tlio receipt for interest to lie nearly $350,000 more than its losses. LiT' /te cartful not to confound the name of this Co. with others similar. febfti dtf INS URANCH NOTICE. FOYE, COFFIN & SWAN, UNDERWRITERS, —AND— General Insurance Agents, have returned to their old stand, Ocean insurance Co.’s Block, EXCHANGE STREET. F. 1'. & S. continue to represent first class Com panics in all departments ol insurance. Loss«.*8 equitably adjusted and promptly paid. febl3dtt PURELY MUTUAL I THE Yew England Mutual Life Insurance Gomp’y, OF BOSTON, MASS. ORGANIZED, 1843. Cash Assets, January 1, 1867, $4,700,000. Cash Dividends of 1864-5, now in course of payment, 673,000. Total Surplus Divided, * 2,200,000. Losses Paid in 1866, 314,000. Total Losses Paid, 2,367,000. Income ibr 1866, 1,778,000. iSST'Annual Distributions in Cash.^^U 50 Local Agents Wanted, and also Canvassers cau make good arrangements to work for the above Co Apply to KLF18 SMALL A *0N, felDdtt General Agents for Maine, Biddoford, Me. K KM OVA L . Sparrow’s Insurance Office is this day removed from No. 80 Commercial Street, to the new and commodious rooms NO. 66 EXCHANGE STUEET, IN TUE CUMBERLAND BANK BUILDING, where lie is now prepared to place insurance, in all its forms, and for any amount, in companies second to no others on the globe, and on the most favorable terms. Part ies profcTTing first class insurance, are res peeuuily invited to cal!. November 5.1866. dtf LUi. Twomblcy, General Insurance Broker, • would inform his many iriends and the publ’c generally that lie is prepared t«» continue the Insur ance Business as a Broker, and can place Fire, Life and Marine Insurance to «,uy extent in the best Com P 'Hies in the United States. All business entrusted to my c re shall be laitbtudy attended to. Office at C. M. Kite’s X*aper Store, No. 183 Fore St where orders can be left. Jull6tf S P R I TV a - AND - SUM M E It GOODS ! —AT— P. IS. ©ST’S. •.JVVJNG just returned Iroiu tLe market with a 1 1 iinu stork oi goods adapted to the Spring and Summer trade of this place, which I will manufac ture from my own personal cutting and superintend ence Ten per cent. Cheaper Than any other tailor can do, from the same quality of Uoods. As my expenses are that much smaller than theirs which advantage 1 will give my customers. My jdace of business is 332 1-2 Congress Street, •Vast above Mechanics’ Hall, on the oppo site side of the Street; Where I shall be happy to see large q a anti i©s ot customers, to prove my assertion true. P. B. FROST, 333 1-3 Congress St. March 20—«13m S. WINSI.OW & CO.’S NEW GROCERY! HAVING moved into our new store, next door be low our old stand, and fitted it for a FIRST CLASS GROCERI, we beg leave to return our thanks to our numerous natrons tor past favors, and inform them and the pub lic generally, that while endeavoring to maintain our reputation for selling the best of BEEF, and all kinds ol MEATS and VEGETABLES, we have added to •fir stock a choice variety of pure groceries, ami hope by selling the best of goods A« I hr Lowest Cash Prices! lo merit a fair share of patronage. The same atten tion as hereiolore paid to orders tor Meats and Vege tables tor dinners. Cart will call for orders everv morning if desired. S. WINSLOW & CO No. 28 Spring Street Market. 8. WINSLOW. c. t. PAGE. January 11. dGm DEE KING, MILlIkEN & CO.7 - JOBBERS OE _ DRY ROODS, - AND - WOOLENS, Have this day removed to the new and spacious store erected for them 5S ««« «0 Middle St., Ou the Old bite occupied by them previous to the great tire. Portland, March lti. tf «T . T. LEWIS * CO., Manufacturers and Jobbers of clo' in m HAVE REMOVED TO THE 2d, 3d and 4th Stories of 58 A 60 MIDDLE STREET, Over DEEKHG, IHIMJKES * CO.’S. tycoat, Pant and Vest Makers Wa»“-J‘ Marchp8. dim SELLING OUT : IN THE HART, JOG CO.XGKESS ST. N. I. MITCHELL & CO. will Bell their stock of DRY GOODS! -- AT - Greatly Reduced Prices! In order to close up business, and v, ill lease the stor occupied by them. W. I. ZtllTCUELL A CO. March 6, IbC7. eod&wtf DAILY PRESS. PORTLAPi D. __Fnday Morning, March 22, 1867. from Aojjubir, 2 he Kennebec Dam_o , u , Sprague Pur chase-Hmhcal Suggestions — Buildina Materials Lulher Severance—Monument of the Great Fire in Portland. The purchase, now about consummated of the immense water power and its surround ings at Augusta, by the Messrs. Sprague, (Gov. William and his brother Amasa) ot Providence, R. I., is a subject, not only of lo cal but of general interest and importance to our State. The proposed investments are ou the largest scale, amouutuig, to begin with, it is said, to no less than eight millions of dol lars. The purchase embraces the whole of the Kennebec dam, which crosses the entire river at this place, the locks and canals on both sides, all the saw mills, machine shots, sash and blind factories, dry houses, storage buildings, dour and grist mill, the large cotton factory, warehouses, offices, stores, taverns, dwelling houses, mechanics’ shops of various kinds, and other structures which extend from the dam, on Water street, to Lambard's brick block, a little above the Kennebec bridge, on the we9t side of the river; and from the daui, on the east side down beloiv the bridge to Lambard's foundry, opposite the town landing at the foot of Market Square. The two lines embrace probably a milo in dis tance, most of which is now covered with buildings. These are all to be demolished, the grounds made clear as in a state of nature, and canals, running parallel with the river on both sides, are to lie cut for factory sites the whole distances. According to the Maine Farmer, whose local editor claims to be well posted on the subject, the Spragues propose to erect live mills as soon as may be, each run ning one hundred thousand spindles, making five hundred thousand, which are several thousand more than there are in the whole of Lowell. It is calculated that each null will increase directly and indirectly the popu lation ten thousand. Add these to the pres ent number of inhabitants, and when all these mills are in operation Augusta must have a population of sixty thousand. But those five mills will only draw upon a little more than one third of the water power. By a curelul survey of the quantity of water fall ing over the dam, it is estimated that the pow er is muncient to run one million. Wo hun dred thousand spindles through the year, even in greatest drought The Kennebec can nev er dry up. Its iouutain head is Moose Mead Lake, embracing an inland water of forty miles in length by varying widths. A dam at its outlet will replenish the waterfrom source to ocean, should occasion ever call for it. Meanwhile the Kennebec is fed by the Sebas ticook, the Sandy and the Dead rivers, with their numerous and often large tributaries. It is doubtless the largest continuous water pow er in New England—for aught we know, the gieatest in the United States. It is said that the Spragues have an ambition to become the autocrats of the manufacturing interests in this country, and they have, therefore, sought for the largest power, in order that they may establish the most extensive works in Ameri ca. This they can do at Augusta,—that is, if they have capital enough, and they art' said to be worth from thirty to filly millions, increas ing by two millions every year. These are great calculations, and if fulfilled, will not only make Augusta a great city, but their success, it is to be hoped, may be the means or setting a ball in motion which shall roll ui> a large volume of prosperity all over the State. We have more water power, ac cessible to navigation, in Maine than there i's in any other State, and tills power must and will one day be called into requisition. It needs no spir^ of prophecy to foresee, that Maine ultimately is to become the greatest manufacturing State in the Union. Already the water powers of Massachusetts, Connecti cut. lihode Island and New Hampshire are improved. The works in those States cannot be greatly increased. But our supply is abso lutely inexhaustible. The streams that seek the ocean on two or three hundred miles of seaeoast, bringing vessels, steamboats and oth er water craft almost up to the very gates of machinery, must attract the attention of oth er capitalists, besides the Spragues, to come hither and improve the ready facilities which nature has furnished for their use; commerce and manufacturers, combining with a lair av erage of agricultural capacities, cannot fail to secure a magnificent luture tor the l‘ol»star State. The time is not tar distant when fann ing lands, within convenient reach of the nu merous markets which are to spring up, will command twice the prices for which they sell just now. Hitherto, la the foregoing, I have spoken of Sprague’s operations as an assured lact. It is so, no doubt, so far as a bargain is concerned, albeit the papers are not yet all finally execute ed. So confident are the citizens of Augusta of its success, that they have with great un animity, and equal liberality, voted to raise and give two hundred and fifty thousand dol lars to the Spragues to induce them to make the purchase, and have agreed to exempt their works from taxation for ten years.— Should their expectations l>e realized, no .doubt the city will find its material interests promoted by the measure. The increase of population and of other taxable property, to say nothing of the rise in real estate, must greatly overbalance the gratuity bestowed for the benefit. But the luture is always uncer tain. If the citizens ot Augusta have erred anywhere in the trade. I think it is in not re quiring Irom the Spragues a legal guaranty that they will invest according to the verbal representations which' have been made, and erect works corresponding to the inducements under which the people have voted to lies tow a quarter of a million of dollars. No such guaranty has been demanded, nor are the Spragues’ understood to be inclined to give any. If they purchase here they will pur chase just as they would anywhere else, own ing what they buy, and then doing what they please with their own according as they may find it for their interest to do. They will not promise by any binding obligation, to spend so much money, to ereet so many mills, nor say that they will commeneeoperafions forthwith. The most they will say is, that the first mill they do bui Id shall be in Augusta; and that if they purchase all that property their interests will lead them to improve it to the best advan tage. This seems to have satisfied our city council. But suppose that from any cause—bad hab its, miscalculation, or a reverse In business— tho Spragues should fail, or choose to sell out on speculation, or let the property lie idle till everything in the city becomes so depressed that they can purchase all the rest of the real estate hereabouts for a song—and some one or more of such liabilities there may be— where would Auyusta be then 1 Would she not see. that in requiring no guaranty she had put the start out ot her own Dana ami given it to another who might wield it as a rod of iron over the helpless fortunes of her cha grined and disappointed citizens'! There are parties, I understand, who, if the bargain with the Spragues lias not gone too far, stand ready to take their place, and come under bends to erect manufacturing establishments, which shall be an advantage to the city quite equal to anything which is expected of the present negotiations. For ourself, we had rather see eight millions expended in various kinds of manufactures, owned independently by our own citizens or small corporations, than to see King Cotton aJonc installed by one mammoth concern that may aspire to own and govern a dependent population. Not only will the Spragues possess the great est water power in the country, hut its loca tion is [leculiarly advantageous. It is on navi gable waters. Vessels and steamboats from the ocean may come up to the very doors ol the mills. Water-borne freights ate much cheaper than railway transportations. Cot ton from Charleston, Mobile or New Orleans may be brought direct to the mills, and the manufactured goods shipped directly hence 1 to auy part of the world. Then again, the | himbev from Dead river and Moose Head Lake is floated down to the saw-mills here, where, of course, it is cheaper as a building material than it can Ire in Massachusetts or elsewhere. Augusta, too, rests upon im mense quarries of beautiful granite, which can be had at a trilling cost. The State Cap itol, the U. S. Arsenal, the Insane Hospital, the Kennebec Court House, the County Jail (the handsomest building in the city,) and several blocks of stores are built of this mate rial, which is all ready for Sprague's Mills, should he prefer it to bricks, that are also ex tensively nlade within a few rods of his works. The loeatiou is in the heart and garden of the Ul,u' ( wnere me market ot a large city cau be easily supplied. It would be difficult to find a location that combines more advantages than tin Spragues have i»eeu wary enough to se cure at Augusta. .1 ^V.all!Vtr 't'-’the issues connected with he Kennebec Uam there is one name iden tified with its history, which deserves always to be had in grateful remembrance. That name is Lumen Sbtebanok. h was in his brain that that costly structure was con ceived which in due time was bom into the world, and which promises now to make the city, whpte his ashes repose, the manufactur ing capitol, as he heijied to make it the politi cal capitol of a then new State. He was tlie talented editor of the “Kennebec Journal'' at the time—a paper which he, iu partnership with Mr. Ea’Io.n, established in 1825—and be ing a man of practical thought, he conceived the idea ot damming the Kennebec at this place. This idea he urged in his paper, till a movement was started in that direction, which resulted ill tlie accomplishment of tlie work. It is a child of his useful brain. Maine uever had au abler editor or a better public man iu it. Tbough modest and unaspiring, always at work at his case putting his un written editorials in type with his own fin gers, the town (breed him into tlie House ot Representatives, the county forced him into the Senate, the District forced him into Con gress, and liis health finally forced him to ac cept an appointment from President Taylor as Commissioner to Mir Sandwich Islands, where a cancer betrayed itself on his lip which made sad ravages upon his houcst lace, till he was obliged to resign his ofiice and return home to Augusta where after several months of in tense physical suffering, he expired, lamented and beloved by every human being that ever knew him. I never go to his grave in “For est Grove Cemetery” without dropping a wil ling tear over one of the best friends of my life. If the proposed Mills, erected by the Spragues, are to take upon them an appropri ate cognomen, above all others they should be styled The Severance Mills. Having said this much of Augusta, allow me to add a few words in relation to a matter n Portland. There should be a standing and expressite monument some where iu the city to remind every observer of the great fire, which on the 4th of July 1866, laid so large a portion of it in ruins. Where should that monument stand? Certainly not in the out skirts swept by the fieiy element, but as near the central ruins of the conflagration as possi ble. Of what should it consist, and how may tile expense of the structure may be most easi ly borne? It strikes me that you have such a monument and a most expressive one, al ready erected, one that stands in that very centre, aud which must always attract atten tion. It is, too, just that which can but be of itself a perpetual reminder of the great fire.— I beg ot you not to demolish tlie external walls of that only building, that defiant monument, which stood and mocked the raging elements that prostrated everything else upon the desolated acres around it. Alter and repair the inside of the edifice at what cost you will; but let those significantly marked walls always tell, as they will, every passer-by, tdial event it was that flaked the granite ashlers, wuich marred their be auty only to tell the story of their fiery tri lls. In years and generations to come that monument will record a history, which any mere ornamental structure, errectod subsen uently upon a pub lic park, will fail to suggest. It will tell its own story for ages. Were I a citizen of the Forest City—alas! now but a forest of chim neys—1 should protest very earnestly against demolishing that building. It is the best and most appropriate monument of Ihe fire that could be designed. W. A. D. Yalae IWodrnty. We have before ns a communication, writ ten by a feminine hand, and purporting to be trom “A Constant Header of the Press;’ commenting in a strain of extremely virtu ous indignation on some expressions which appeared in an article published by us on Tuesday. We do not often notice anony mous communications, but to this one, for reasons of our own, we propose to give a few moments attention. The lady is shocked and disgusted because a writer in the Press, hav ing occasion to refer to “the social evil,’’ ven tures to speak distinctly of houses of prostitu tion, and does not seek to cover up his mean ing in euphemistic phrases ; and she wishes to be informed how Ion? it will be, if such things are to appear in our columns, before the Press will be banished from every family cir cle. We beg our correspondent, in the out set, to dismiss her anxietictf on our account. We have too much confidence in the good sense of the community at large to apprehend I any ill results to our subscription list from such a cause, and we should be very sorry to know her sutl'ering any groundless disquiet. But we desire toenternur emphatic protest against that false low standard ol delicacy which tol erates while it attects to iguore the worst vices of society, but puts on the blnsli of of fended modesty whenever these things are re ferred to in words. We think it horrible that these foul ulcerous blots upon the boasted fair ness of ourcivilivation should exist; but that men and women should recognize their exist ence,and earnestlyaud fearlessly discuss them in thehope thereby to find some; means of remedying or restricting them, does not shock our sensibilities in any manner; and if they ate to be discussed we insist that true delicacy not only allows but de mands the use of plain and unaffected lan guage. We have never been able to see any impro priety in calling a spade a spade, and of course are quite unable to sympathize with those who fancy that they do. That false modesty which is ever thrusting forward the suggestions of its own unhealthy self-consciousness, and affecting to blush at an clement of impurity for whose introduction it Is itseif responsible, wins from us little respect and scanty patience. We have ever striven to keep these columns free from every coarse phrase, from every gross allusion either open or covert, ami we have reason to believe that our efforts in that direction are not unappre ciated by our readers. But at the same time we have never set before ourselves the stand ard of purity and propriety ofthe “Prurient Prudes,” and therefore we decline to be judged by their eilterion. The terrible evils of public licentiousness are not to be mitigated by sprinkling them with rose-water, nor are (bey likely to become less dangerous by being ig nored. The serious and earnest discussion ot means looking to the cure or the restriction of these evils lias a legitimate place in the columns of every public journal having at heart the public weal, and such discussion wil never be denied that place by the Pitcss. An liidignnnt Mrnmnr. In Hie Pennsylvania Senate is a memlier from the Erie district, named M. B. Lowry, who is afflicted wHh a disease which leads him h think more of himself than some of his tarty neighbors feel disposed to think of him. Die trie pa[icrs having refused to publish his i|>eechej, the other day he took occasion on lie Senate ftoorto air his eloquence and, to use lis own elegant phase, to “give the Gazette »nd Dispatch particular h—I”. “I have fought,” said he, “an unequal battle wirli "these wild beasts at Kphesus for years. Had "I served Go d as faithfully as I have my coun try and my constituents it would have been ‘better for my soul."’ The Dispatch suggests that the people night to feel satisfied with what Mr. Lowiy has done for his country—and himself, and that ho lx- allowed a short breathing n’me to serve Gtxl. It seems the eloquent legislator was com pelled to speak to give rest to the dead, and to protect their peaceful slum hers. Said he: Simon Cameron, John \V. Geary and forty, six Republican memliers and Senators, were charged with high crimes and misde meanors, and l had to speak, or the soldiers on T.onknnt Mountain would have rustled in their winding sheets. The honorable Senator had some coal spec ulation that he wished to consummate, hut was outflanked hy the papers upon whom he vents his wrath, and in allusion to them he said: rhe oil in our villages will give light to the eyes ol the deceived, and fire to the hacks of the deceivers, who will pray that the mount ains of coal which they refused to let me weigh will fall upon them and hide them from an indignant God and a city of outraged men. The Dispatch adds, in view of this predict ed baptism in the ilames of oil and coal: We consider the idea an eminently proper one, that the wrath of Gisl should tie visited upon the unprincipled villains who interfered with the coai speculations of the -Senator. Wo feel the exceeding sinfulness of having partici pated in the affair and can only relv upon the forgiving spirit ofthegreat man amf the chance that he u.ay opou liis mouth in time to save us trom the threatened untkraoidal doom. 4'*«liflrati«a «f fla<> Krtvunr Law». The extreme complication of our customs regulations is familiar to all who are concern ed in foreign trade. It is not perb»i>8 so well kuowu Hint no general revision anJ consol idation of the customs revenue laws has been ordered, since the foundation of the govern ment, until last July, lu conformity with a resolution ol Congress approved July goth a commission was appointed for this purpose, consisting ot Messrs. K. S. S. Andros and Dar win E. Ware, both of Boston, men of reputed ability and said to l«e peculiarly well qualified for the of the task assigned to them. They began their labors last Septem ber, and have just completed them.— Some notion of the labor imposed upon them may be derived from the fact that they were compelled, at the outset, to read carefully through all the United States statutes from ITSil to the present time. Their report has just been laid before Congress by the Secre tary ol the Treasury, who says it “embodies s line useful iiioditicatinDS of the present laws, besides reducing the system to a consistent whole,” and earnestly recommends it to the favorable consideiation of Congress. The ti tle of the new bill Is ‘‘A bill to amend and con sol. date the Navigation and Customs Rev enue and Collection laws of the United States, and for other purposes.” It covers 2.‘!8 print ed pages, and is arranged nuder the following titles: Ol vessels, and the registration and licens in t thereof. Of seamen of the United States. Of marine boards, and their duties. Of the equipment and inspection of vessels. Of the carriage of passengers in vessels. Of regulations for preventing collisions on the water. Of the entry of vessels front foreign ports. I >f the coasting trade. Ot the entry of merchandise front foreign ports! ut rhe landing and delivery of imported merchandise. Of the clearance of vessels for foreign ports. Of the appraisement ot imported merchan dise. Of the warehousing of imported merchan dise under bond. Of drawbacks on imported merchandise. Of quarantine and health laws. Ofseisines, suits or bonds, and the prosecu tion for the recovery of tines, penalties,and for feitures. and of the remission of penalties. Of relief for sick and disabled seamen. Of the revenue-cutter service. Literary Flnukryinua. Mr. John S. C. Abbott has written to a New Ilaven paper an amusingly self-conceit ed letter, giving an account of his recent in terview with the French Emperor, the honors with which that august personage received him, and the conversation which ensued be tween them. Mr. Abbott is preparing to add to the list of his popular romances on the Lives of Eminent Mon another on tba sub ject cf Louis Napoleon; and he Informed his majesty of that fact in a neat little speech of the spread-eagle kind, in which he manag ed to introduce every fact in the history of the Emperor which would be likely to he recalled with pleasure. The effect was as grati fying as might have been expected. Mr. Abbott beams with delight over the agreeable tilings said to him “by the fireside, entirely alone, in one of the interior parlors of the palace, and with the most grat ifying cordiality.” With becoming reticence he decides that it would not be proper to re cord “all the frank remarks'' which the Em peror made in response to his speech, but he says: In reference to the Mexican question, I re marked : “I have always felt it to be a great mistake that our government did not lend its moral sup|>ort to the onlv government which it seemed to mo promised the restoration of peace ami order to Mexico. The overthrow of tlie Empire inevitably plan 'es that unhap py people into that state of chronic anarchy which has desolated the country now for half a century.” To this view the Emperor expressed his as sent, saying, ”/ hare reyretted deeply hariny been so much misunderstood in America. It seemed to me that it was for the. interest of the United States, as well as fur the inter ests of Mexico, that there should he a stable 'lorernmevt there, which should secure pro tection to the people and derelope industry.” He also expressed an earnest de«ire to main tain friendly relations with the United States. Mr. Abbott is freely welcome to all the honor which is to he got out of this expres sion of his views on the Mexican question.— The French Emperor, fortunately, is much too shrewd to suppose that such opinions are shared by any large number of Americans, and therefore their expression can do no harm. But we cannot help wondering wheth er this obsequious gentleman in the imperial hack parlor, who so cordially approved I.ouis Napoleon's attempt to overthrow the peacea bln and lawful government of Mexico, and who feels so much regret at the failure of that portion ot the scheme to establish a "great Lntin empire” on this continent, also regrets In tlie same degree the downfall of the .South ern Confederacy, which was to havebceu the chief ally ot Maximilian’s throne. It is a touching sight to see these two great and reliable historians performing katow to each other, and complimenting one another <m their literary achievements. At the con clusion of the interview, says Mr. Abbott, the Emperor “took me cordially by tlie hand, ex pressed the intentiou to see me again,and gratified me by the assurance that he should send to my address a eopy of all his publish ed works.” Did that gentleman, in return, present to his majesty copies of all his own contributions to the great cause of letters?— Surely, one might compassionate even Louis Napoleon under such an infliction. We make one more extract from this letter, which our readers will doubtless agrwe wilh us is worthy of Vellowplusb himself. The Italics arc not ours, hut Mr. Abbott's: The next evening I was honored with a public presentation to the Emperor ami Em press at a magnificent soiree in the Tulleries. Four thousand guests were present. The presentation scene was very imposing.' It may not be improper tor me to slate that 1 w as honored with particular attention. When my name was meutioued, tin* Emperor ap proached, and taking me by the hand, said: “1 am happy to see you, Mr. Abbott Ibid you welcome to the palace of the Tuileries.” i'his teas an honor which wile not conferred upon any one else. Miami torrrrleil. A lew days since an item was copied exten sively trom a Worcester paper, to the effect that Rev. George Trask, the great antt-tobae co apostlejhad declared himself in favor of a license law. Mr. Trask has written the Spring field Republican, correcting this statement and defining his position. He says: I aui represented, in public journals, as being au advocate ot a ‘license law” tor the sale of ardent spirits, in the current sense of the phrase. This is a mistake. I could advo cate no law (except tile prohibitory!, unless it lie a law to hold rnnisellers, as well as other men, responsible for the mischief they do. Our editors are responsible for libels and our stuff* »nd railroad companion for damn#** in the ahapo of broken bone*; and why should not the ruuiseller bo responsible lor the duin affe* which directly and manifestly result from his business? He has the profit**, why not l>eriiiit iiim to shoulder the damages? Why not permit the dancer to pay the fiddler? If prohibition shall prove u Failure let us have a law which shall nuke rumaellers responsible for paupers, and pauper houses, jailors and jails, poverty and crime, to the extent they de Berve.